Portrait of Dr Jennifer Killey Dr Jennifer Killey

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  • April 2005 – present: Departmental Health Physiology Senior Lecturer, Department of Health Sciences, School of Human and Health Sciences, The University of Huddersfield.                                                                                                        
  • Sept. 2004 - March 2005. Physiology Lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences, School of Applied Sciences, The University of Huddersfield.                                                                                                              
  • Sept. 2002 – Aug. 2004. Cystic fibrosis postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada. Funded by the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation.    
  • Jan. 2002 – June 2002. Part-time Biology Lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences, School of Applied Sciences, The University of Huddersfield.                                                                                                          
  • July 1996 – Aug. 1997. Microbial technician, Avecia Limited, Manchester.                                                             

Professional qualifications achieved:

  • Aug. 2012: MA title: “The creation of a distance taught anatomy and physiology bridging course for health professional degree courses”, The University of Huddersfield.                                                                                        
  • Nov. 2010. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.                                                                                                       
  • Sept. 1998 – June 2002. Ph.D. title: “Volume-activated chloride currents in a breast cancer cell line”, The University of Huddersfield. Funded by the Isle of Man Government.                                                                             
  • Sept. 1994 – July 1998. BSc. (Hons.) Molecular and Cellular Biology. Upper Second Class, The University of Huddersfield. Funded by the Isle of Man Government.

Research and Scholarship

Areas of research interest:

  • Anatomy and physiology education at the undergraduate level.                                                                                     
  • The use of technology in learning anatomy and phhysiology.                                                                                               
  • Genetic testing in Midwifery.                                                                                                                                         
  • Pathophysiology

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Fish, M., Milligan, J. and Killey, J. (2014) ‘Is it possible to establish reference values for ankle muscle strength? A meta-analytical study.Isokinetics and Exercise Science , 22 (2), pp. 85-97. ISSN 0959-3020


Mummery, J., Killey, J. and Linsdell, P. (2005) ‘Expression of the chloride channel CLC-K in human airway epithelial cellsCanadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology , 83 (12), p. 1123. ISSN 00084212


Nicholl, A., Killey, J., Leonard, M. and Garner, C. (2002) ‘The role of bicarbonate in regulatory volume decrease (RVD) in the epithelial-derived human breast cancer cell line ZR-75-1Pflügers Archiv : European journal of physiology , 443 (5-6), pp. 875-881. ISSN 0031-6768


Membership to professional bodies:

  • Sept. 1998 – present: The British Association of Cancer Research.                                                                                  
  • Sept. 1998 – present: The Physiological Society.                                                                                                                 
  • Nominated for Inspirational Teaching Award at The Univeristy of Huddersfield: 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017

Research Degree Supervision

Director of studies for:

  • Jan. 2018 – present. PhD. project title: Effects of undergraduate student’s life on their health.                             
  • Sept. 2016 – present. MA. project title: Ultimate Journey: The origins, development and future of Ultimate Frisbee©.                                                                                                                                                                                    
  • Sept. 2016 – present. PhD. project  title: Investigate the use of Child-Size Bariatric Training Suits to Educate Children about the Effects of Obesity.                                                                                                                                   
  • Oct. 2010 – June 2016 (completed). PhD. project title: An Investigation of Reference Values for Ankle Muscle Strength Using the Cybex Norm Isokinetic Dynamometer.                                                                                                     


  • Jan. 2017 – present. PhD. project title:  Investigating nutritional and recovery strategies for tennis players.        
  • Sept. 2004 – Sept. 2006 (completed). PhD. project title: The role of calcium in regulatory volume decrease in neural CAD cells.

Postgraduate research opportunities with Dr Jennifer Killey


MSc by Research


MSc by Research

Administrative Responsibilities

Member of the Technology Enhanced Education eLearning Group (TEEE), within the School of Human and Health Sciences.

Teaching and Professional Activities

In addition to the teaching (below), I present a variety of guest anatomy and physiology lectures across the Department of Health Sciences.

  • Podiatry BSc(Hons): Module - Medicine 1 HFP1009
  • Midwifery BSc(Hons): Module - Biological Sciences for midwifery HFM1001
  • Occupational Therapy BSc(Hons): Module - Health; Occupational Performance and Occupational Disruption HFT2003
  • Interprofessional Module: Research 2 HIG1000